Foxfield Permaculture LAND Centre
Foxfield Permaculture LAND Centre

Private Tours of Foxfield - Open for 2024

 
Private Tours from 16th April to 12th October by appointment
 

Bookings for private individual or group tours of Foxfield LAND Centre (preferably midweek but some weekend slots available if sufficient notice given on booking) are being taken now for April through to October. These tours last approximately 1.5 hours and include in-depth explanations of all the permaculture projects here at Foxfield.

 

A donation of £15 towards costs is appreciated.

 

Extended visits and permaculture consultation/advice

If you would like to extend a site visit and tour for a morning of afternoon (3 hour) session, please contact me. I can offer practical advice and design ideas or can you combine a site tour with Emergence Nature Sensing taster experience if that interests you too (see below). 

For advice, please bring photos and plans. Virtual visits to your property are also available with video-call sessions. Please note - I no longer offer a design service, just advice.

 

(Suggested £30 for 3 hour session, or pay-as-you-can for low waged)

 

 

Foxfield Open Days - free

 

Saturday 1st June 2024  - 11am -5pm

Saturday 21st September 11am-5pm

Come and see permaculture projects, sustainable self-build ideas, permaculture no-dig food growing, water harvesting systems and wildlife encouraging techniqes and much more all here at Foxfield. I will personally guide all  tours and talk about the permaculture principles involved, and offer insight into how permaculture can work for you and your garden and lifestyle.Plants sales, information table, Tea & Cake. Donations to Permaculture Association.

 

Open Day is free, but please contact for booking beforehand –

11am, 1.30pm and 3.30 pm slots available.

 

 

Emergence: Nature Sensing Sessions

Dates and time to suit by arrangement (midweek only)

Half days (3 hours)

Full days (10am - 4pm)

 

These sessions are designed to place you back into a simple, deepening relationship with Nature and that part of Nature we carry around with us constantly, our body. Deepening a feeling sensitivity to plants, trees and wildlife develops our ability to be be aware of any emotional energy held there too. Opening to this embodied listening closes the sense of separation from Nature we often feel when focused on our thinking mind. The body can offer direct and visceral experience of a spacious freedom and natural clarity, which I loosely term an ‘emergence' as it feels like uncovering  our real, authentic natural self. Everyone has this innate ability, we just need help recognising we are always part of Nature and can choose to access the wisdom and wonder it freely offers.

 

Please bring packed lunch if coming for a full day. Refreshments - teas/coffee/homemade herb teas provided.

 

Suggested £30 for half day, £60 for full day, or contact me on booking for pay-as-you-can if this is difficult

 

 

 

Understanding Your Garden Eco-system Workshop

Saturday 10th August 10am to 4pm

 

This workshop will look at the way we mistakenly think we know what is best when gardening, often due to the inherited idea of what a garden should be and look like. Our reaction to pests and weeds is an indicator of how much we truly understand about the nature in a garden. Questions like - How do I get rid of slugs and snails? How can I encourage beneficial insects? How can I deter aphid? What natural means are there for removing weeds? These are normal questions to most gardeners, even organic wildlife friendly ones, but they show a belief that some parts of nature are better than others and that we may need to intervene to create a ‘better balance’. In this workshop we will examine some of these basic ideas and learn how gardening can be an opportunity to notice how we separate ourselves from nature through these beliefs, a separation we are suffering on a global scale. Understanding just what a slug, weed, or insect is doing in our garden helps to reconnect with the wisdom of the whole ‘nested systems-thinking’ of Nature, so that we can be truly aware of what any of our actions are doing to the whole system before we intervene.

Please bring packed lunch, refreshments - teas/coffee/homemade herb teas provided.

  

£60 or pay-as-you-can if diffcult (please discuss on booking)

 

Emergence: Private Sessions 

All year by appointment 

 

Usually following on a from an Emergence Nature Sensing session, but not necessarily, personal one to ones are designed to work with you on anything arising in response to a developing inner awareness. Gentle guidance back into the inner felt sense often enables people to truly allow and find compassionate understanding for things that have previously felt like blocks or barriers. These sessions may involve further plant sensing or may concentrate on the inner experience only, depending on the need. The Roundhouse offers a safe, warm retreat into yourself .

Personal 'Emergence' sessions can be booked all year and can be tailored to suit your particular interests or requirements, lasting as long as you feel appropriate. These could be a one off or repeating sessions over a few weeks or occasional throughout the year, the flexibility for you to decide what suits is there. Long distance Skype sessions are also available and work surprisingly well.

 

These are run on a donation basis (entirely depending on your own circumstances and appreciation) with a view to being able to offer free sessions for those who cannot afford to donate anything. 

Available midweek mornings or afternoons. Please ring or email to discuss if these might be more suited for your needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

All workshops run by Alison Ensor at Foxfield LAND Centre, Gretton Fields, Glos. GL54 5HH which is accredited through the Permaculture Association UK. 

 

Children over 7 and under 14 accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend workshops (no extra charge). Younger children can visit on open days if fully attended at all times, we have open water and tools on site however, and cannot allow younger children to attend workshops.
 
Bookings via website email please or you can pm me on facebook messenger @foxfieldpermaculture if you want to discuss
 

 

 

 

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